Have you ever wondered why they say intarsia can't be done in the round? I have. And, until yesterday, I thought it was just because it would be too difficult to fight with all those strands of yarn through a tube of fabric. Actually, it's because intarsia can't be done in the round. See, the reason is that when you're knitting in the round, you're coming back around to each section of color from the opposite side of where the yarn for that section is attached. (Think on that for a second, you'll get it eventually.) Unfortunately for me, I didn't make this connection until *after* I'd already cast on and knit two inches for my nephew's birthday raglan...and spent a few hours carefully finagling FIVE different skeins of yarn around the piece. (What can I say? Call me the intarsia queen!) Only to join in the round and quickly discover that I'd have to rip it all out. *sigh* So much for learning something new, eh? Looks like the sweater's going to be done in pieces this time. Without a pattern. Again. I'll be so happy to knit something from a pattern again! There's just too much designing going on over here to be relaxing, haha!
Speaking of knitting things from a pattern, my seester (aka SIL) has finally purchased yarn for her Convertible from Knitty, so I do look forward to an interesting knit soon! Yay! Plus, I'm currently trying to find yarn for this, which I absolutely love. Hopefully, Phildar's English translations of their patterns are decent. Oh, and speaking of Phildar, their English website goes live in September!
I have a special treat for all you sock knitters out there today. This is a treat that I have not seen floating around blogland yet; something I found while doing research on a knitting product. Go see what you have to look forward to being on the market sometime soon! And, if you're interested in learning about how bamboo is made into yarn, check this out. Ahhhh, the wonders of the U.S. Patent office!
In other news, we are still enjoying having Laury live with us, and are sitting tight through Hurricane Ernesto! Well, allright. Sitting tight in this instance means me coming to work and blogging/knitting most of the day, but hey. It's still a tropical storm, right?
And speaking of tropical storms...I finally finished my Hurricane Sock! But more on that later...when I have pictures. : ) Check the sidebar for new updates!
Till next time,